Survey on the credibility of preprints by COS

2nd April 2019

The Center for Open Science is seeking graduate students, post docs, researchers and academic faculty to participate in survey to investigate the factors that affect the perceived credibility and use of preprints. Participation in this study involves: ● A time commitment of up to 20 minutes. ● Survey involving your qualitative, subjective evaluation of factors[…]

Meet the preLighters: an interview with Martin Balcerowicz

20th March 2019

Martin Balcerowicz is an EMBO postdoctoral fellow at the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, in the lab of Phil Wigge. He studies temperature sensing in plants and the interplay between light and temperature signaling. We caught up with Martin to discuss his research, preprints and preLights.   How did you get into biology and plants?[…]

preLighter Teresa Rayon gives a talk at event on preprints and science news

27th February 2019

Earlier this month, Open Research London and the Open Access team at The Francis Crick Institute organized a symposium with the title: Preprints and Science news: how can they co-exist? Among the four invited speakers of the evening was preLighter Teresa Rayon (who is a postdoc in James Briscoe’s lab). She discussed how preLights promotes[…]

Celebrating preLights’ first Birthday

20th February 2019

preLights, the preprint highlighting service hosted by The Company of Biologists launched one year ago.   Some of the numbers and highlights from the first year: we have over 100 preLighters we’ve posted 325 preLights articles the preLighter community has actively advocated for preprints beyond writing highlight posts (e.g. giving talks at meetings & workshops,[…]

The most read preLights in 2018

31st December 2018

A big thanks to all of you following preLights this year! We were excited to launch in February, are thrilled that the service is building momentum, and are looking forward to introducing new features and preLighters in 2019! Looking back at 260 posts, these were our most viewed:   #1 is a preLight from Gautam[…]

preLights at SpotOn London

5th November 2018

We were really happy to talk at SpotOn London about our fantastic preLights community and the work they are doing to promote preprints and help scientists by highlighting preprints for them. Our presentation was in the panel ‘Open research in practice’ where we also heard about other exciting initiatives that promote open science.